Boasting unique locations, a skilled workforce, competitive tax incentives, and world-class support companies, the National Capital Region is an attractive choice for film and television productions.
Actors like Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Keaton, Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Jerrod Carmichael, Tiffany Haddish, Justin Hartley, Dakota Fanning, and even the Fonz, Henry Winkler, have filmed here, as have so many other familiar faces. And now with these self-guided film tours, you can walk in their footsteps!
Ottawa and the surrounding regions have welcomed countless feature films, made-for-TV movies, and television series. These productions contribute to the local economy by supporting local businesses, from renting equipment and buying supplies, to booking hotel rooms and eating at restaurants. Additionally, most productions also shoot at local businesses, further supporting them through compensation and free on-screen promotion.
We hope you’ll enjoy visiting these locations in person, and if you can, consider purchasing something when you stop by. Many of our local businesses have struggled amidst the pandemic and would welcome the support – just make sure they’re open first and that you respect COVID-19 restrictions; this can include physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) apart and/or the use of face masks.
Keep an eye on this page as we’ll be adding more neighbourhoods for you to explore in the weeks and months to come. And if you’re a business that would like to accommodate future film shoots, get in touch with us to learn how you too can become a film-friendly location.